Job's-Tears Grass is a tropical species which is grown as an annual. It makes ornamental, large, dark violet-black seeds fading to light grey with maturity on short stems with broad leaves. The seeds are edible and are roasted and ground for the preparation of a flour for baking bread. For any rich, well drained, rather rocky soil in full sun.
Sow in any rich, well drained substrate at some 20°C under glass in early spring. Carefully transplant seedlings to their final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to early summer.
7 large seeds per package.